Sixteen years ago (11/19/2004) The Malice at the Palace

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After everyone calmed down, Artest asked Jackson if he thought that the players would get in trouble. Jackson responded, "Are you serious? Trouble? Ron, we'll be lucky if we have a freaking job." The conversation convinced an amazed Jackson and Pollard that Artest "wasn't in his right mind, to ask that question".
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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#14
Watched the infamous game at what was then the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook.

The riot was not surprising considering the volatile players on the floor: Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, Ben Wallace and Rasheed Wallace.

Once heard a good story from a well-placed source involving Rasheed Wallace when he played for Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina in the mid-1990's.

Wallace considered going pro after playing two seasons in Chapel Hill.

Because Dean Smith had a hard time managing Rasheed's personality, Smith was privately pleased to see Rasheed declare for the NBA Draft.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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#15
Back to "The Malice at the Palace"

The score was 97-82, in favor of the Pacers, when play was stopped with 45.9 seconds left on the clock.

Interesting to note: The score after one quarter was 34-27, Pacers.
 
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